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by Lieut. Col. John Parke; pay roll for Aug., 1778.

Yanderhoof, Cornelius. Blacksmith ; return for rations allowed in Quarter-
master General's department, dated Fishkill, Oct. 14, 1781.

Vanderpool, . [This name appears under the form of Vanterpole, Vanterpool,

Vanterpoole, Venterpool.]

Vandebvoort, . [This name appears under the form of Zander — orr.]

Van Derwerken, James. Private, Capt. John H. Wendell's co.. Col. Goose Van
Schaick's (1st New York) regt. ; muster roll for Jan., Feb., and March, 1781,
dated West Point; also, (late) Capt. Wendell's co.. Col. Goose Van Schaick's
regt. ; muster roll for April, 1781, dated West Point.

Vandevort, Charles. Lieut. Colonel's co.. Col. Putnam's regt. ; Continental
Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1 to Jan. 9, 1780.

Vandoorn, Plato. Private, Capt. Elijah Lewis's co., Col. Christopher Greene's
(1st Rhode Island) battalion ; muster roll dated July 6, 1778 ; enlisted Feb. 20,
1778; enlistment, during war; also, same co. and battalion; muster roll for
Sept., 1778; also, .same co. and battalion; muster roll for March, 1779, dated
East Greenwich ; also, Capt. Lewis's (3d) co., Col. Greene's battalion; muster
rolls for July, Aug., and Oct., 1779, dated East Greenwich ; also, same co. and
battalion; muster rolls for Nov. and Dec, 1779, dated Newport.

Vandoosen, Prince. Private, Capt. Jeremiah Miller's co.. Col. Joseph Vose's
(1st) regt. ; muster roll for Jan., 1782, dated York Huts; enlistment, 3 years.

Vandooser, Prince. Private, Capt. Jeremiah Miller's co., Col. Joseph Vose's
(1st) regt. ; muster roll for Feb., 1782, dated \"ork Huts; enlistment, 3 years.

Van Dorn, . [This name appears imder the form of Vandaum, Vandoorn,

Vandorn.]

Vandorn, Plato. Private, Capt. Elijah Lewis's co.. Col. Christopher Greene's
(1st Rhode Island) battalion ; muster rolls for Oct., Nov., and Dec, 1778, Jan.
and Feb., 1779; also, Capt. Lewis's (2d) co., Col. Greene's battalion; muster
roll for April, 1779, dated East Greenwich ; term, during war.

Van Doser, John. Private, Capt. George King's co.. Col. Hopkins's (Berkshire
Co.) regt.; entered service July 15, 1776; discharged July 29, 1776; service,
15 days ; company made up of detachments from four companies and marched
to the Highlands, N. Y.

Vandsickles, Ferdinando. List of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster
Master for Suffolk Co., dated Boston, Feb. 28, 1779 ; Col. Crane's regt. ; reported
received State bounty.

Van Dusen, . [This name also appears under the form of Vandoosen, Van-
dooser. ]

Van Dusen, Abraham. Private, Capt. Henry Tiebout's co.. Col. Goose Van
Schaick's (1st New Y'^ork) regt. ; muster rolls for Jan. -April, 1781, dated West
Point.

Van Duser, . [This name appears under the form of Vandoosen, Vandoo.ser,

Van Doser, Vanduser.]

Vanduser, Isaac, Jr. Capt. Hewit Root's co.. Col. John Ashley's (Berkshire Co.)
regt. ; entered service July 8, 1777 ; left service July 24, 1777 ; service, 16
days ; company ordered to Fort Edward.

Van Dyck, Cornelius. Lieutenant Colonel, Col. Goose Van Schaick's (1st New
York) regt. ; returns of effectives, dated West Point, March 16, March 22, and



282 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

Van Dyck, Coenklius, coiitinued.

March 29, 1781 ; reported on command at Saratoga; also, miister roll of field,
staff, and commissioned officers for Jan., Feb., and March, 1781; appointed
Nov. 21, 1776; reported on command at Saratoga; also, muster roll of field,
staff, and oonuni.ssioned officers for April, 1781, dated West Point; reported on
command at Saratoga ; also, returns of effectives between May 1, 1781, and
June 1, 1781, dated "West Point ; reported on command at Saratoga.

Van Dyck, Peter. Sergeant, Capt. James Gregg's cc, Col. Goose Van Schaick's
(1st New York) regt. ; muster rolls for Jan. -April, 1781, dated "West Point;
term, during war ; reported on garrison duty in April, 1781.

Vanear, Nicholas. Private, Capt. Israel Harris's co.. Col. Benjamin Simonds's
(Berkshire Co.) regt. ; enlisted Oct. 12, 1780; discharged Oct. 14, 1780; service,
3 days; company marched to Northern frontiers by order of Gen. Fellows on
an alarm.

Van Gasbeck, Thomas. Descriptive list dated Aug. 6, 1776 ; Capt. Moses Can tine's
CO., Col. Levi Pawling's (Ulster Co., N. Y.) regt.. Gen. Clmton's brigade;
age, 20 yrs. ; stature, 6 ft. ; complexion, fair ; hair, light ; eyes, brown ; occu-
pation, tailor; birthplace, Kingston; enlisted July 29, 1776; marched Aug. 3,
1776 ; regiment reported as serving as part of Contmental Army and stationed
near King's Bridge.

Vangilden, Joseph, Egremont. Return of men drafted from Berkshire Co. militia
to march to Horse Neck under command of Col. Benjamin Simonds [year not
given], but who failed to join regiment ; reported drafted from town of Egre-
mont ; drafted into Capt. Noble's co.

Van Gilder, . [This name also appears under the form of Gelder, Gilder,

Girlder, Vangilden, Vangilder, Van Guilder, Vanguilder, Vengelder, Ven-
gilder, Vengildir, Vengildr, Vingilder, Vingildr, Vomgelder.]

Van Gilder, Andrevt. Private, Capt. Peter Ingersoll's co., Col. David Brewer's
regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted June 1, 1775; service, 2 mos. 4
days.

Van Gilder, Benjamin, Nobletown, N. 1". (also given Egremont). Private, Capt.
Peter Ingersoll's co.. Col. David Brewer's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ;
enlisted May 28, 1775; service, 2 mos., 1 week, 1 day; also, list of men raised
for Continental service from Col. Benjamin Hawes's (4th Suffolk Co.) regt.,
as returned by Capt. Amos Ellis; residence, Egremont; engaged for town of
Bellingham; joined Capt. Daniels's co.. Col. Nixon's regt. ; term, 3 years; also,
Private, Capt. Japhet Daniels's co., Col. Thomas Nixon's (6th) regt. ; Continen-
tal Army pay accounts for service from Feb. 12, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779 ; reported
deserted, absent from Feb. 12, 1777, to Nov. 13, 1777, and then returned to ser-
vice ; also, receipt dated July 31, 1778, signed by Moses Porter, for £4 10s, being
the allowance deducted from the wages of said Van Gilder by order of a court-
martial on account of his desertion and paid to Moses Porter by Benjamin
Heywood, Paymaster, Col. Nixon's regt., for recovering said Van Gilder and
returning bun to the army; also, Capt. Daniels's co., Col. Nixon's (5th) regt. ;
return of men who were in camp on or before Aug. 15, 1777, etc., dated Cam])
near Peekskill, Feb. 16, 1779 ; enli.sted Feb. 14, 1777 ; reported absent till Decem-
ber following without leave, also absent from Jan. 25 following, for 1 month
without leave ; aho, same co. and regt. ; muster roll for May, 1779, dated High-
lands; also, Capt. Daniels's co., 6th Mass. regt.; return for clothing for the
year 1780, dated Peekskill, Dec. -, 1779 ; also, descriptive list of men belonging
to Col. Thomas Nixon's (6th) regt. who enlisted for the war prior to Sept. 30,
1779, certified at Highlands, Feb. 23,1780: age, 21 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 8 in. ; com-
plexion, dark ; engaged for town of Nobletown ; also, Capt. Daniels's co.. Col.
Nixon's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780,



IN TliE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 283

Van Gilder, Benjamin, continued.

to Dec. 31, 1780; reported deserted in 1781 and returned 15 days later; also,
desci-iptive list dated West Point, Jan. 29, 1781 ; Capt. Daniels's co.,6tli Mass.
regt. commanded by Lieut. Col. Smith ; rank. Private ; age, 21 yrs. ; stature,
5 ft. 8 in. ; complexion, dark; hair, black; eyes, dark ; residence, Nobletown,
N. Y. ; enlisted March 23, 1779, by Capt. Daniels ; enlistment, during war ;
also, Private, Capt; Daniels's co., Lieut. Col. Calvin Smith's (6th) regt. ; re-
turn for wages for the year 1781 ; said Van Gilder deserted in Jan., 1781, re-
turned April 23, 1781; wages allowed from April 23, 1781, to Dec. 31, 1781, 8
mos. 8 days; also, same co. and regt.; return for wages for the year 1782;
wages allowed said Van Gilder for 12 mos. ; reported absent in Sept., Oct., and
Nov., 1782.

Van Gilder, Isaac, Egremont. Return of men raised for Continental service [year
not given] ; residence, Egremont; engaged for state of New York; joined Col.
Cortland's regt.

Van Gilder, James, Great Barrington. Private, Capt. William King's co., Col.
John Fellows's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 8, 1775;
service, 3 mos. 1 day; also, order for boimty coat dated Dorchester Camp,
Nov. 17, 1775; also, return of men raised for Continental service probably
from Capt. Goodrich's co. [year not given]; residence. Great Barrington; en-
gaged for town of Great Barrington; joined Capt. Allen's co.. Col. Wiggles-
worth's regt. ; term, duruig war; also, list of men mustered between Jan. 20,
1777, and June 1, 1778, by Truman Wheler, ^Muster Master for Berkshire Co. ;
Capt. Allen's co., Col. Wigglesworth's regt.

Van Gilder, John. Private, Capt. Jeremiah Hickok's co., Lieut. Col. Sears's
regt. ; entered service Aug. 6, 1781 ; discharged Nov. 8, 1781 ; service, 3 mos.
7 days, including travel (4 days) home ; company raised in Berkshire Co. ;
regiment raised for 3 months. Roll endorsed " Col Elisha Porters Reg't."

Van Gilder, Matthew, Egremont. Return of men raised for Continental service
[year not given] ; residence, Egremont ; engaged for state of New York ; joijied
Col. Warner's regt.

Van Gilder, Matthew. Private, Capt. John Spoor's co., Col. John Ashley's
(Berkshire Co.) regt. ; entered service Sept. 19, 1777 ; discharged Oct. 19, 1777 ;
service, 31 days ; company marched to Stillwater. Roll certified at Sheffield
by Brig. Gen. John Fellows.

Van Gilder, Matthew, 2d. Capt. Ephraim Fitch's co.. Col. Ashley's (Berkshire
Co.) regt. ; entered service July 8, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 14, 1777 ; service, 37
days.

Van Gilder, Nicholas, Egremont. Descriptive list dated Lenox, Aug. 20, 1781,
of men raised in Berkshire Co., agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780, and de-
livered to William Walker, Superintendent for said comity ; Lieut. Loomis's
CO., Col. Ashley's regt.; age, 28 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 9 in.; complexion, dark ;
hair, black; occupation, laborer; re.sidence, Egremont; engaged for town of
Egremont; term, 3 years; receipted for by Capt. Smith; also. Private, Capt.
Joseph Bates's CO., Lieut. Col. John Brooks's (7th) regt. ; muster roll for Aug.,
1781, dated Camp at Peekskill ; enlisted Jan. 20, 1781 ; enlistment, 3 years ; re-
ported on command at West Point ; also, muster roll for Sept., 1781.

Van Gilder, Nicholas, Nobleto^Ti. Private, Capt. Peter Ingersoll's co.. Col.
David Brewer's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 30, 1775;
service, 2 mos. 6 days.

Van Gilder, Stephen. Return dated Westborough, July 10, 1781, made by the
Selectmen, of men raised to serve in the Continental Army for the term of



284 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

Van Gilder, Stephen, continued.

3 j-ears, agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780, who were mustered and receipted
for by the Superintendent for Worcester Co., with the bounties allowed them ;
also. Private, Capt. Benjamin Heywood's co., Lieut. Col. Calvin Smith's (6th)
regt. ; return for wages for the year 1782 ; wages allowed said Van Gilder from
Feb. 18, 1782, to April 4, 1782, 1 mo. 15 days ; reported deserted April 4, 1782.

Vangilder, Danip:l, Egremont. Descriptive list of men in Continental service;
Capt. Benjamin Heywood's co., Gth Ma.ss. regt. ; age, 16yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 4i in ;
complexion, dark; hair, dark; occupation, yeoman; birthplace, Egremont;
residence, Egremont; engaged for town of Worcester; engaged May 30, 1782;
term, 34 months; aluo, Private, Cajit. Heywood's co., Lieut. Col. Calvin Smith's
(Gth) regt. ; return for wages for the year 1782 ; wages allowed said Vangilder
from May 30, 1782, to Dec. 31, 1782, 7 mos. 2 days; reported joined May 30,
1782.

Vangilder, David. Receipt dated Leicester, March 26, 1781, signed by Solomon
Strong, for £79 10s, received of Phineas Xewhall, on behalf of a class of the town
of Leicester, as a bounty for said Vangilder who had engaged to serve in the
Continental Army for the term of 3 years, it being agreed that in case the .said
Vangilder did not pass muster or answer as a soldier the bounty should be re-
turned to said Newhall or a good and effective man be procured in the room
of said Vangilder; also, Private, Col. Benjamin Tupper's (10th) regt.; ser-
vice from Jan. 1, 1782, 12 mos.

Vangilder, Ezekiel. Landsman, sloop " Providence," commanded by Capt. John
Paul Jones ; list of officers and men entitled to prize shares in the ship " Alex-
ander," captured Sept. 20, 1777 [6].

Vangilder, Jacob, Nobletown. Private, Capt. Peter IngersoU's co.. Col. David
Brewer's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted May 30, 1775 ; service,
2 mos. 1 week.

Vangilder, John. Return of sentences by a court-martial of the 1st brigade, Capt.
Gould, President, appearmg in a general order dated Headquarters, Ticon-
deroga, Sei)t. 17, 1776, taken from Col. Ephraim Whcelock's Orderly Book;
said Vangilder, of Col. Porter's regt., tried on charge of desertion, pleaded
guilty, and sentenced to receive 30 lashes on the bare back.

Vangilder, Joseph, Egremont. Return of men raised for Continental service
[year not given]; residence, Egremont; engaged for state of New York;
joined Col. Cortland's regt.

Van Guilder, Nicholas, Egremont. Private, Capt. Joseph Bates's co., Lieut. Col.
John Brooks's (7th) regt. ; muster rolls for April and May, 1781, dated West
Point; reported on command at the Lines in May, 1781 ; also, list of men tried
by courts-martial suhsequent to Jan. 1, 1781 ; said Van Guilder tried June 17,
1781, by regimental court-martial, Capt. Thorj), President, on charge of steal-
ing; sentenced to receive 100 lashes; also, Cai)t. Bates's co., Lieut. Col. Brooks's
regt. ; muster rolls for June and July, 1781 ; reported on command at West
Point; also, muster roll for Oct. and Nov., 1781, dated York Huts; also,
descriptive list dated Feb. 20, 1782; Capt. Joseph Bates's co., Lieut. Col.
Brooks's (7th) regt. ; age, 29 yrs. ; statiire, 5 ft. 10 in. ; complexion, dark ; hair,
black; occupation, farmer; birthplace, Egremont; residence, Egremont; en-
listed Jan. 20 [1781] ; enlistment, 3 years: also, Capt. Bates's co., Lieut. Col.
Brooks's regt. ; muster rolls for Dec, 1781, Jan. and Feb., 1782, dated York
Huts and sworn to at West Point; also, descriptive list of men in Continental
service; Capt. Hastings's co., Ijieut. Col. Brooks's regt. ; age, 29 yrs. ; stature,
5 ft. 10 in.; complexion, dark: hair, dark; residence, Egremont; engaged for
town of Egremont : engaged Jan. 20, 1781 ; term. 3 years; a/.w, Capt. Hastings's
CO., Lieut. Col. Brooks's regt. ; register of furloughs granted subsequent to



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 285

Van Guilder, Nicholas, continued.

Jan. 1, 1781; leave given said Van Guilder April 5, 1783, by Col. Jackson to
go from Windsor to Egremont for 10 days ; also, list of men who deserted subse-
quent to Jan. 1, 1781 ; said Van Guilder deserted April 18, 1783, from furlough ;
joined at New Windsor April 21, 1783; also, list of men who died or were
discharged subsequent to Jan. 1, 1781 ; said Van Guilder discharged June 10,
1783, by Gen. Washington, term of enlistment having expired.

Vanguilder, Benjamix. 1st CO., 6th Mass. regt. ; return [year not given, probably
1783] of men entitled to -SSO gratuity, agreeable to act of Congress of May 15,
1778, for serving during the war.

Vanguilder, Daniel (also given David). 4th co., 6th Mass. regt.; list of men
[year not given] ; reported as belonging to Squad No. 3; also, Private, Capt.
Benjamin Heywood's (4th) co.. Col. Benjamin Tapper's (Gth) regt.; muster
rolls for Dec, 1782, Jan., March, and April, 1783; balance of term of enlist-
ment unexpired, 23 months.

Vanguilder, James, Great Barrington. Private, Capt. William King's co. of
Minute-men, Col. John Fello^^s's regt., which marched April 21, 1775, in
response to the alarm of April 19, 1775; service to May 7, 1775, 17 days; also,
Capt. King's (1st) co., Col. Fellows's (8th) regt. ; company return dated
Dorchester, Oct. 7, 1775; also, Capt. Noah Allen's (late Capt. Moses Soul's)
CO., Col. Asa Whitcomb's regt. ; muster roll dated Camp at Ticonderoga, Nov.
27, 1776 ; enlisted Nov. 18, 1775.

Vanguilder, Nathaniel. List of men raised for Continental service from Col.
Haws's regt. [year not given] ; engaged for town of Bellingham ; joined Capt.
Daniels's co., Col. Nixon's regt.

Vanguilder, Stephen. Register of contingencies in Capt. Heywood's co., 6th Mass.
regt. ; said Vanguilder confined for desertion ; judgment of court-martial, 50
lashes; reported pardoned Feb. 18, 1782, and joined from desertion; also, Pri-
vate, Capt. Heywood's co., Lieut. Col. Calvin Smith's (Gth) regt. ; muster roll
for Feb., 1782, dated Huts New Boston and sworn to in Quarters Highlands;
enlisted March 15, 1781 ; enlistment, 3 years ; reported joined from desertion
Feb. 18, 1782; also, Capt. Heywood's (4th) co., Lieut. Col. Smith's (6th) regt. ;
muster roll for March, 1782, dated York Huts and sworn to in Quarters High-
lands ; balance of term of enlistment unexpired, 2 years, 10 months, 13 days ;
reported deserted April 4, 1782.

Van Hoff, . [This name appears under the form of Vanhoff, Vanhoof, Van

Huff, Vanhuft, Zanhuss.]

Vanhoff, John. Private, Capt. Jeremiah Miller's co.. Col. Joseph Vose's (1st)
regt. ; muster roll for May, 1781, dated West Point ; enlistment, during war ;
reported tending horses at New Canaan.

Vanhoof, . Private, Capt. Cushing's co., 1st Mass. regt. ; return for liquor duo

[year not given].

Van Hook, Arondt. Clerk under Ezekiel Cheever, Commissary of Ordnance
Stores; pay roll for July, 1777, certified at Boston; service from July 15, 1777,
to July 31, 1777, 17 days.

Van Hook, Isaac. Return for rations allowed in Quartermaster General's depart-
ment, dated Fishkill, Oct. 14, 1781.

Van Horn, . [This name also appears under the form of Vanhom, Van Home. ]

Van Horn, David, New York. Captain, Col. Henry Jackson's regt. ; Continental
Army pay accounts for service from June 1, 1777, to April 9, 1779 ; reported a
supemumerarj' officer April 9, 1779; also, Captain, Lieut. Col. William S.



286 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

Van Horn, David, continued.

Smith's (late Col. Lee's) regt. ; return of field, staff, and commissioned officers,
dated Pawtiixet, Sept. 19, 1778 ; also, Col. Jackson's regt. commanded by Lieut.
Col. Smith ; pay roll for Oct. and Nov., 1778 ; also, pay abstract of a regiment
commanded by Lieut. Col. Smith for Dec, 1778, approved at Providence ; also,
pay abstract of a regiment commanded by Lieut. Col. Smith for March, 1779,
dated Pawtuxet and approved at Providence ; also. Col. Jackson's regt. ; mus-
ter roll of field, staff, and commissioned officers for April, 1779, dated Paw-
tuxet; reported a supernumerary officer by rea.son of Lieut. Col. Smith's, Col.
Henley's, and Col. Jackson's regts. being incorporated into one ; also, return
certified at Camp nearMorristown, April 30, 1780, of officers and men belonging
to Col. Lee's, Col. Henley's, and Col. Jackson's regts., and men belonging to
Massachusetts in Col. Henry Sherburne's regt., who were incorporated into a
regiment under the command of Col. Henry Jackson, agreeable to the arrange-
ment of April 9, 1779; rank, Captain; residence, New York; appointed June
1, 1777; said ^'an Horn reported among officers belonging to Col. William R.
Lee's regt. who were not included in the above arrangement ; reported a super-
numerary officer April 9, 1779.

Van Horn, Derrick, "West Springfield. Private, Capt. Enoch Chapin's co. of
Minute-men, which marched April 20, 1775, in response to the alarm of April
19, 1775 ; service, 1 week 1 day ; also, Capt. Levi Ely's co.. Col. John Moseley's
regt. ; enlisted Sept. 21, 1777; discharged Oct. 1, 1777; service, 17 days, on ex-
pedition to Northern department, including G days (120 miles) travel home ;
also, Capt. Phineas Stebbins's co., Col. Nathan Sparhowk's (Sparhawk's)
regt. ; enlisted Oct. 28, 1778; service to Dec. 12, 1778, 1 mo. 20 days, including
travel (103 miles) home; company detached to reinforce army under Gen.
Sullivan but ordered to Boston by resolve of Sept. 17, 1778.

Van Horn, William. Chaplain to Gen. Glover's brigade; Continental Army pay
accounts for service from June 15, 1778, to June 1, 1780.

Vanhorn, Aaron. Private, Capt. John Morgan's co., Col. Ruggles Woodbridge's
regt. ; enlisted Aug. 24 (also given Sept. 10) , 1777 ; service in Northern depart-
ment ; said Yanhom, with others, reported as having deserted Oct. 27, 1777,
and pay not allowed.

Yanhorn, Luther. Private, Capt. Gideon Burt's co.. Col. David Leonard's regt. ;
entered service March 2, 1777; discharged April 10, 1777; service, 40 days;
company marched to reinforce Northern army at Ticonderoga.

Yan Horne, Derrick. Private, Capt. John Morgan's co.. Col. David Leonard's
regt. ; entered service March 6, 1777 ; discharged April 10, 1777 ; service 1 mo.
4 days (also given 35 days) ; company marched from West Springfield March
6, 1777, to reinforce Continental Army at Ticonderoga; also, Capt. Francis
Stebbins's CO., Col. David Mosley's regt. ; entered .service June 12, 1782: dis-
charged June 20, 1782 ; service, 7 days ; horse rations allowed said Yan Home ;
company raised for support of the government at Springfield and Northampton
and part of it probably mounted ; roll sworn to at West Springfield.

Van Huff, John, Kinderhook, N. Y. Private, Capt. Jeremiah Miller's co., Col.
Joseph Yose's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from June
16, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1780; also, muster roll for Dec, 1777, sworn to at Camp
near Valley Forge ; enlisted June IG, 1777 ; enlistment, during war ; also, mus-
ter rolls for Nov. and Dec, 1778, Jan., March, and April, 1779, sworn to at
Providence; also, descriptive list dated Feb. 3, 1781; Capt. Jeremiah Miller's
CO., 1st Mass. regt. ; age, 25 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 9 in. ; complexion, black ; hair,
black: birthplace, Kinderhook, N. Y. ; residence, Kinderhook, N. Y. ; enlisted
June 16, 1777, by Lieut. Egle.ston, at Richmond ; enlistment, during war ; also,
Private, Capt. Jeremiah Miller's co.. Col. Joseph Vose's (1st) regt.; muster



IN TILE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 287

Van Huff, John, co7itinued.

rolls for Jan.-April, 1781, dated West Point; reported on command in the
coimtry; also, muster rolls for June and July, 1781, dated Camp Phillips-
burgh; also, muster rolls for Aug.-Xov., 1781; reported on command at the
Lines in Sept., Oct., and Nov., 1781: also, muster rolls for Jan. and Feb.,
1782, dated York Huts ; reported on command at Verplanck's Poiut.

Vanhuft, John. List of men mustered between Jan. 20, 1777, and June 1, 1778, by-
Truman Wheler, Muster Master for Berkshire Co. ; term, 3 years or during
war ; reported received State bounty.

Vaxkier, Cornelius. Private, Capt. Tompson J. Skinner's co.. Col. Asa Banes's
(Barnes's) Berkshire Co. regt. ; entered service Nov. 1, 1781 ; discharged Nov.
10, 1781 ; service, 10 days ; company marched to Western frontiers at request
of Gen. Stark on an alarm.

Vanlaven, Andria. Descriptive list dated Aug. 6, 1776; Capt. Moses Cantine's
CO., Col. Levi Pawling's (Ulster Co., N. Y.) regt., Gen. Clinton's brigade ; age,
21 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 8^ in.; complexion, fair; hair, light; eyes, blue; occu-
pation, yeoman; birthplace, Kingston; enlisted July 30, 1770; marched Aug.
3, 1776 ; regiment reported as serving as part of Continental Army and stationed
near King's Bridge.

Vannarter, John. Order on Lieut. Kimball, payable to Mr. Clement, dated Camp
" Harlarm," Sept. 30, 1776, signed by said Vannarter, for part of his wages for
Oct., 1776; receipt for said wages, dated Feb. 2, 1777, and signed by Eeuben
Clement, aj)pears on reverse of order. [See John Vanater and John Vamater.]

Vannevar, E. D. Seaman, ship "Versailles," Jo.seph Chapman, Master; engaged
Jan. 16, 1777; discharged April 15, 1777; service, 2 mos. 29 days, on voyage
from Boston to Nantes and return.

Van Orden, Albert. Private, Capt. Charles Parsons's co., Col. Goose Van
Schaick's (1st New York) regt. ; muster rolls for Jan.-April, 1781, dated West
Point; enlistment, during war; reported on command with artificers in Jan.,
Feb., and March, 1781.

Van Order, Charles. Drummer, Capt. Henry Tiebout's co., Col. Goose Van
Schaick's (1st New I'ork) regt. ; muster rolls for Jan.-April, 1781, dated West
Point ; reported on furlough for 6 days in April, 1781.

Vanornam, . [This name also appears under the form of Varnoram.]

Vanornam, Richard, Albany. Matross, Capt. Nathaniel Donnell's co.. Col. John



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